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5 Best New Nintendo Switch Games to Check Out in June 2023

Nintendo isn’t letting us down for the month of June this year. Lots of great titles to pick from.

Arthur Collins

May 22, 2023

Nintendo has a great selection of games on backlog for their Nintendo Switch. With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom coming out back in May, the Zelda train is full-steam ahead. If you picked it up, you should totally check out our recent guides.

However, Nintendo also always offers some fantastic options for fans of indie and anime games that come along constantly. Let’s see what the Nintendo Switch is offering us for June 2023. There are some real jewels here. Some of these might be available on other systems or PC. We’ll explain each one a bit.

Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection

The Nintendo consoles always have some of the best eastern RPGs on their consoles. The first Etrian Odyssey came out back in 2007 for the Nintendo DS and became a fan favorite Atlus game over the years. The remastered Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection includes the first three games in this bundle, or they can be bought individually.

Image: SEGA

This dungeon-crawling RPG series has delighted fans for over a decade and a half. While this remaster is based on the original DS version, it comes with plenty of updates, upgrades to the original, and more character portraits.

Grab the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection on June 1st, 2023. While only the Nintendo Switch is getting this collection for consoles, you can also enjoy this fan-favorite series on PC the same day.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

So, you’re dead. Sorry. You’re now a ghost that solves mysteries and saves lives. Unfortunately, you’re also an amnesiac and have to figure out how you died. You can now perform “ghost tricks” to solve puzzles and find clues to various cases, including your own. Welcome to Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.


This is a remaster of a game that originally came out for the Nintendo DS in 2010. Based on the gameplay, you’d think about the Ace Attorney series and you’d be correct to think so. Development of the original version of the game was by Shu Takumi, the guy that made Ace Attorney.

Grab this classic remaster of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective on June 30th. Not only does it hit the Nintendo Switch, but you can also find it on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at the same time.

Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE

If you’re a fan of the Danganronpa series, then Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE should be on your radar already. This game was made by several key members of the same development team at Spike Chunsoft.

Image: Spike Chunsoft US

RAIN CODE is considered a fantasy-mystery adventure game, with plenty of things to do in the neon-lit rainy city of Kanai Ward. You take on the role of Yuma, a detective, to solve mysteries alongside a spirit named Shinigami and Master Detectives. We’re sensing a theme with supernatural Japanese mystery games this month.

Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE is out on June 30th, 2023 for only the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo tends to have a lockdown on a lot of anime games like this. If you’re a fan of mysteries and detective stories from Japan, Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE and Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective are two that should be on your wishlist for June.

Front Mission 2 Remake

Let’s add to the remaster and remake pile for the month of June with Front Mission 2 Remake. This classic tactical RPG is everything a giant robot fan would want.

Image: Forever Entertainment

You get customization, big (literally) battles, and tactical gameplay. Players take on three separate roles throughout the story to show all sides of a war while you battle in turn based combat against other soldiers.

For the remake, they added a free camera mode and more customization options with various colors and camouflages, as well as more languages and revamped graphics and sounds. It’s a remake of a PS1 game. It needed a face-lift after over 25 years.

Front Mission 2 Remake is blasting its way onto the Nintendo Switch on June 12, 2023. Even though the original version was on the original Sony PlayStation in 1997, this release is exclusive to Nintendo this time around.

Sonic Origins Plus

Do you like Sonic the Hedgehog? This is the collection you’re going to want. Sonic Origins came out exactly one year prior to this version (also on June 23rd, but in 2022). This “Plus” version will come as both a stand alone collection or as DLC for last year’s offering.

Image: SEGA

This one is a lot to take in. Sonic Origins offered four main games and a bonus game: Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic CD, and Blue Sphere.  This time around? Add in twelve more Sonic games, all from the Sega Game Gear. It also adds in Amy Rose as a playable character in the original four games and Knuckles in Sonic CD. Knuckles in Sonic CD also gets special routes that weren’t previously available in the previous version.

The version also includes all of the content that was only available in the original’s Digital Deluxe version, giving players tons of both new and old content to play.

Sonic Origins Plus is coming both to digital and physical Nintendo Switch options on June 23rd, 2023. It’ll also be found on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Or, if you prefer PC gaming, you can grab it on Steam. It comes as its own full package or as additional DLC, if you already grabbed Sonic Origins.

If you want to know about the various other June releases for other consoles, check out our articles on the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC games. Then, since you love Nintendo, you can see the things you can do with your Nintendo 3DS now that the eShop is closed down.

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Arthur Collins

Arthur Collins likes collecting titles. Some call him Dungeon Master, some call him Pokemon Professor. He's been a journalist off and on for over a decade and a half, which means he's almost Level 2 in journalism. You can find him yelling at his screen while playing Halo or curled up playing games like Animal Crossing. Or on Twitter. He has one of those at @professorchi


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